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I think the keys are more or less worn and you may have to purchase a new keyboard. One other thing you can do is to use a fine screwdriver and scrape away any dirt or debris that may be around the keys and use a can of compressed air to blow away the scraped of debris. If this does not work, the best alternative would be to buy a new keyboard. There are tons of cheap keyboards on the market and you can find some for under $20.

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